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Transgenic cows: useful links

This is a list of additional resources for the focus story Transgenic cows.

Information for high school students
A summary of information about transgenic technology for high school students, from the University of Otago, Dunedin.
www.actionbioscience.org/biotechnology/margawati.html

NZ team creates high-protein GM milk
A news article from January 2003 about AgResearch’s transgenic cows producing extra casein. The article was written by Graeme O’Neill and published on the Australian Life Scientist website.
www.lifescientist.com.au/content/biotechnology/news/nz-team-creates-high-protein-gm-milk-600373001

Genetic Modification – The New Zealand Approach
This Ministry for the Environment booklet, published in 2004, aims to answer some of the basic questions you might have about what genetic modification is, how applications to use it can be made and how they are controlled and managed in New Zealand.
www.mfe.govt.nz/publications/hazards/organisms/gm-nz-approach-jun04

Making human insulin in bacteria
A resource for schools with an animation showing how insulin is made, from APBI Resources for Schools, UK.
www.abpischools.org.uk/page/modules/diabetes/diabetes6.cfm

Myelin basic protein and multiple sclerosis
Myelin basic protein and multiple sclerosisA description about how myelin is affected in patients with multiple sclerosis, from UK website msactivesource.
www.abovems.com/en_us/home/ms101/about-ms/how-ms-may-affect-body.html

Nuclear transfer video
Download a video of the nuclear transfer process, from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute in the United States.
www.hhmi.org/biointeractive/stemcells/scnt_video.html

Nuclear transfer animation
Download an animation of the nuclear transfer process, from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute in the United States.
www.hhmi.org/biointeractive/stemcells/scnt.html

Click and clone
Try to create a genetically identical clone in this online interactive from the Genetic Science Learning Centre at the University of Utah, US.
http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/content/tech/cloning/clickandclone/

EPA – new organisms
Check out the latest applications to the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA).
www.epa.govt.nz/new-organisms/popular-no-topics/Pages/GM-field-tests-since-July-1998.aspx

The Enviropig™
Information about the technology and environmental benefits of the Enviropig™ from the University of Guelph, Canada.
www.uoguelph.ca/enviropig

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